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ICE train tickets

ICE high-speed train

Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria in a flash!

ICE trains will take you to various European destinations, as well as to all large cities in Germany.
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ICE offer

Cologne or Aachen for €14*

Head to Germany by ICE train in June and take advantage of unbeatable fares for your journey.
Book this ICE deal until 29 May >

Comfort on board ICE

Everything on board has been designed to make your journey a real joy: a bar coach, individual audio sets, leather seats in 1st class etc.
Find out more about the ICE comfort classes >
  • High-speed trainsICE logo
  • Connects Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland
  • Book your tickets up to 3 months in advance
  • Seat reservation: optional in 2nd class (book for €5 extra cost); included in the price of your ticket in 1st class


ICE trains serve the following stations amongst others:

BELGIUM : Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid (Brussels), Bruxelles-Nord/Brussel-Noord (Brussels) and Liège-GuilleminsTHE NETHERLANDS : Amsterdam Centraal, Utrecht Centraal and Arnhem GERMANY : among others Köln Hbf (Cologne), Aachen Hbf, Frankfurt (Main) Hbf, Frankfurt Flughafen (airport), Berlin Hbf, Düsseldorf Hbf, Essen Hbf, Hamburg Hbf, München Hbf and Nürnberg Hbf (Nuremberg) SWITZERLAND : Basel SBB AUSTRIA : among others Linz Hbf and Wien Hbf (Vienna)

ICE destinations



Connections Travel time Single from  
Brussels ⇄ Cologne 1:47 €19* Book now
Liège ⇄ Frankfurt 2:15 €39* Book now
Amsterdam ⇄ Cologne 2:39
€19* Book now
Utrecht ⇄ Frankfurt 3:31 €39* Book now
Frankfurt ⇄ Cologne 1:03 €19* Book now
Berlin ⇄ Hamburg 1:37 €29* Book now


Are you starting or finishing your journey at a Belgian station other than Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi (Brussels) or Liège-Guillemins? Find out what fares to combine with your ICE ticket for travel from or to Any Belgian Station.

More info about the "Any Belgian Station" fare >

Do you have a Thalys TheCard or Eurostar Frequent traveller loyalty card? Enter your card number at the next step to earn points with your travel!
Do you have a discount card for travelling at a reduced fare? Select your card at the next step.
(I already have an Interrail Pass)

Set off and explore your limits with the Interrail Pass. Cross 30 European countries in comfort and at your own pace. Find out which Interrail Pass is right for you and board the train for an incredible life adventure!

With the Interrail Global Pass, you can enjoy unlimited travel across 30 countries within a period of your choice. Head for your dream destinations and bring back lots of happy memories!

More information about the Global Pass >

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The Interrail One Country Pass is the best choice for exploring one European country from top to bottom. Pick a country of your choice, decide on your travel dates and embark on the journey of a lifetime!

More information about the One Country Pass >

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Do you have an Interrail or Eurail Pass? Would you like to travel with Thalys during your journey? If so, Thalys offers a budget-friendly pass fare valid for most Thalys lines.

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Travel in comfort and on a budget with OUIBUS !

alert Travel update

Unannounced strike actions on the Belgian railway network

Restricted access to several railway stations in Brussels and Antwerp

ICE BROCHURES (train times, fares and services)

  • ICE timetables and services to download in French or Dutch.
* Unless expressly stated otherwise, all fares quoted are per person/per leg (VAT included) based on an online reservation for a 2nd class return from Brussels. Please note, terms and conditions apply. Tip: As the number of seats at the lowest fares on Thalys, Eurostar, TGV® and ICE trains is limited, we recommend that you book your trip as early as possible. Most international trains allow reservations to be made from 3 to 4 months before the date of departure (or from 6 months for Eurostar).

Note about the offer for Thalys’ 20th anniversary: from 21 May to 9 June 2016, Thalys is offering an increased, although limited availability of the No-Flex fare in Comfort 2 (2nd class) – a fare which is non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Prices depend on the Thalys route. For instance, a single Thalys ticket in Comfort 2 at the No-Flex fare costs €19 between Brussels and Cologne, €29 between Brussels and Paris and €29 between Brussels and Amsterdam. All Thalys fares can be consulted at the SNCB Europe international product info sheets (instructions to the attention of the sales staff).

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